Portland State University. Department of History
Michael F. Reardon
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (149 p.)
Jules Michelet (1798-1874) -- Criticism and interpretation, Gustav Freytag (1816-1895) -- Criticism and interpretation, Rome -- History -- Germanic invasions
Various interpretations of the Germanic invasions of the early Middle Ages have been advanced. These present to the student of historiography a fertile field for inquiry. In this thesis the interpretations of the Germanic invasions propounded by Jules Michelet (1798-1874) and Gustav Freytag (1816-1875) are examined with a view to establishing the cultural context in which their mutually exclusive versions were formulated, and the extent to which that context lent the interpretations of both writers a perceptible national and aesthetic bias.
Owens, James N., "Nineteenth century French and German interpretations of the early medieval Germanic invasions" (1983). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3353.